Canadian Olympic gold medallist John Morris of Winnipeg, Manitoba is leaving Kevin Martin’s curling team only seven months prior to the Olympic Curling Trials in Winnipeg. The winner of the Olympic Trials tournament will represent Canada at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.
In a stunning announcement made on Friday, Morris stated the team was not living up to their capability and it was important that a fresh face join the Martin team.
Morris was on Martin’s gold medal winning curling team as a third at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver.
Martin will now need to find a replacement. Possible curlers that could join the Martin rink are Dave Nedohin, who threw fourth stones for three-time world champion Randy Ferbey and Brad Gushue who won a gold medal for Canada at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin.